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SUNY Orange Associate’s Degrees in Nursing ranked among twenty “Best in New York”

The Nursing School Almanac recently released its 2021 ranking of the best nursing programs in New York State, and SUNY Orange’s day and evening nursing programs in Middletown, as well as its Newburgh’s nursing program, all ranked in the top twenty for “Best Associate Degrees in Nursing in New York”, beating many other local community colleges.

The mission of Nursing Schools Almanac is to provide future nurses with a detailed, comprehensive and analytical resource for the selection of their future nursing school. A key part of this effort is an annual ranking of the best nursing schools state by state. As part of this process, Nursing Schools Almanac collects data on over 3,000 nursing schools and campuses, then assesses each school on: the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensing exam; and calculating those ratings into an overall score that ranks the programs accordingly.

For the 2021 ranking of ‘Best Associate Degree in Nursing Programs’, SUNY Orange’s Middletown Campus Evening Nursing Program ranked seventh with an NCLEX pass rate for the first time of 93. , 3%; the Newburgh Campus Nursing Program ranked eighth with a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 93.2%; and the Middletown Campus Day Program ranked 16th with an NCLEX first-time pass rate of 91.5%.

Pat Cal, chair of the nursing department, says the success of SUNY Orange nursing students on their NCLEX licensing exam reflects the quality of education they receive.

“SUNY Orange nursing programs have a long and distinguished history as the nation’s premier associate nursing program. The high performance of our graduates on the NCLEX Licensure Examination is a point of pride for faculty and students. They also enjoy an excellent reputation in community health care agencies as graduates well prepared to enter nursing practice on the basis of exceptional clinical skills. This is due in large part to the quality of our exceptional faculty, both in the nursing department and in other areas of the college in the courses that support our programs.

To learn more about SUNY Orange’s nursing programs, please visit the Nursing Department website.

SUNY Orange nursing programs are part of the health and wellness science degree community which also includes dental hygiene, exercise studies, medical laboratory technician, medical practice management , occupational therapist assistant, physiotherapist assistant, public health and radiological technology. If you are interested in applying for the Nursing program or any of the other health professions degrees available at SUNY Orange, visit the college’s health professions page or admissions website. The admissions office can also be reached by phone at (845) 341-4030 or by email at [email protected]

Read the 2021 ranking of the best nursing associate degree from the Almanac of Nursing Schools here.